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together. >> reporter: the fong family spent the holidays with their two biological children nathan and cameron. and their adopted daughter eliana. they shot video when they brought her home from siberia two years ago and they were hoping for another addition to their family from russia in the coming year. >> and this is the crib set up for our son. >> reporter: the fong family is one of hundreds caught in an international political showdown. president vladimir putin was defiant today saying that he plans to sign the ban on adoptions to the u.s. the country's legislative branch had just passed the bill unanimously. this was russia's response to president obama's anticorruption law. it denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >> it's very tragic that these children are potentially going to fall victim to really just senseless politics. >> reporter: lauren koch with the national council for adoptions says with 700,000 russian orphans, the children are the ones caught in the political web. >> most of them have been matched w
tuesday, the fong family celebrated christmas with hopes of adding a new member in the new year. >> our children are very much so excited to having a baby brother. like i said, we set up his room together. >> reporter: courtney fong and his wife natasha have two biological children, nathan and cameron. in 2010 they adopted eliana from siberia and made this video about their journey to bring her home. now they want to adopt again. >> this is the crib that we have set up for our son. >> reporter: but russia is on the verge of banning all american adoptions. the measure is widely seen as retaliation for a new u.s. law that punishes russians accused of violating human rights. last week president vladimir putin expressed support for the ban, but was cagey when pressed if he would sign it into law. >> we see this as another situation where vulnerable children could be impacted by human rights issues between these two countries. >> reporter: laurie goldheim of the american academy of adoption attorneys says the law will affect families like the fongs, as well as thousands
brother. we is the up his room together. >> reporter: the fong family spent the holidays with their two biological children nathan amend cameron and their siberian adoptee from two years ago and they were hoping for another addition for the family from russia in the coming year. >> this is our crib for our son. >> reporter: they are just one of hundreds caught in a international political showdown. president vladimir putin was defiantly saying he planned to sign the ban on adoptions to the u.s. the country's legislative branch had just passed the bill unanimously. this was russia's response to president obama's anticorruption law that denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >> it's very tragic that these children are potentially going to fall victim to really the senseless politics. >> reporter: lauren koch with the national council for adoption says, with 700,000 russian orphans, the kids are the ones caught in the political web. >> most of them have been matched with children. they consider these children part of their fam
stewardships themselves and have joined in this conference including mayor fong from oakland, mayor kevin johnson from sacramento, mayor cory booker from new ark and hif a applause and support his city with. [applause] i would also like to welcome former governor from new york patacky and thank you for your leadership. over the next days you will learn about sustainable practices. you will network with the greatest minds in the industry and enjoy your time here. be thoughtful. be creative and go out and lead the befl energy and green policies for the rest of the country. congratulations and thanks for being here in san francisco. [applause] >> my name is peter stein. i'm a lifelong friend of milton marks and his family at least going back a generation and it's really my honor today on behalf of milton's family, friends and his wife abbey and his sons and nathan and will and theo and you will be hearing from this afternoon. it's really my honor to welcome you to this commennation of the life and spirit of our irreplaceable friend miltion marks. today we will hear tributes and memo
joined in this conference including mayor fong from oakland, mayor kevin johnson from sacramento, mayor cory booker from new ark and hif a
afternoon commissioners, president fong. i am john gold man and i presented at your two previous meetings and i am here again. presented ideas of grandfathering in certain projects. we are the architects and we designed to the building to reflect the concerns and there are studio apartments along 11th and the two bedrooms are away from 11th and we designed the building to meet a kooftic requirements so there is no sound transfer so i am here to reiterate again with proper design and unit mix and arrangement and acoustic design and i like the idea of it on 11th as long as you can do that and the night time times are great and our project which has been in submittal for seven years and we didn't proceed because we wanted to piggyback on the eir that was approved today after seven years ago. there was never reason for me to do that and get my own project going so what i want to emphasize here and cory teague and presented today and do no harm. that's fundamentally under mined this process for the last seven years. if you don't grandfather in the project it would definitely do harm to my
and hope. >> we're the fong family. we want to provide a home to at least one boy from russia. and we have a home, we have a loving family. we're hoping that all this can move forward and this will be the last christmas he's alone. >> reporter: in reference to this ban, the u.s. state department spokesman said quote, it is misguided to have the fate of children -- 60,000 russian children have been adopted into american homes in the past two decades. if this ban is signed into law t could affect thousands more. >> the holidays put all of us in more of a hurry. advice to everyone tonight. slow down. why one bay area city launched a campaign to keep pedestrians safe. >> reporter: off the curb and you take your life in your hands. the cars and trucks, bicycles and bikes. >> it's dangerous. >> reporter: the search almost one in three pedestrians is distracted by mobile devices and texting is particularly risky. they took 18% longer to cross the intersection and were four times more likely to ignore the lights. >> i've seen people almost get run over. >> reporter: it's no laughing matter, especi
from russia. that includes the fong family here in the bay area. they already have an adopted daughter from siberia and they were hoping for another addition to their family from russia in the coming year. >> we're fong family. we are want to provide a home to at least one boy from russia and, you know, we have a home, we have a loving family, we're hoping that all this can move forward and this will be the last christmas he's alone. >> the law signed today was russia's response to president obama's anticorruption law. it denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >>> it's 6:20. coming up, what a turnaround story for san jose state's spartan football. >> quite a game yesterday. preparing for the big rose parade next week. how volunteers are getting those floats ready to shine on new year's day coming up. >> this is a great weekend to hit the slopes, good skiing conditions. >> we'll have much more on our rainy forecast coming up after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, wins in one season.. they >>> it's been more than 70 years since the spa
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